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2013 WSRID State Conference

  • 01 Nov 2013
  • 03 Nov 2013
  • Sheraton Hotel, 100 112th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

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2013 WSRID Conference
Coming Together to Learn, Share, Empower

Keynote Speaker: Tiffany Williams, Director of ADWAS
Tiffany Williams, a Gallaudet alumnus, past CEO of the International WSRID committee of Sports for the Deaf, presenter for Deaf Women Leadership seminars to college students in the US and to women internationally, serves on the Board of Trustees at Gallaudet University and is the Executive Director of the Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (ADWAS) in Seattle. The agency is the first in the nation to serve deaf and deaf-blind women and children experiencing domestic violence and sexual assault.

Legal Trac: Melanie DeLeon-Benham & Ed Alletto
Melanie DeLeon-Benham, CI, CT, NAD IV, NIC, SC:L has specialized in legal interpreting for the last nine years and is one of eight interpreters who hold the Oregon Certified Court Interpreter credential. She holds a position within the Oregon Judicial Department, Court Interpreting Services as the Certification and Training Coordinator. In this position she works as a mentor with both spoken and sign language interpreters, develops and provides training for interpreters, the courts and court staff. Melanie is also the committee chair for the Amy Ann Mentoring Program with the Oregon RID chapter.

Ed Alletto, CSC, OIC:S/V, OIC:V/S, SC:L, teamed up with SignOn Inc. of Seattle, WA in 2003 to establish SignOn-Oregon LLC, a sign language interpreting agency that offered both video and in-person interpreting. Ed has interpreted in courtrooms in New York and Oregon since the mid 1980’s as a contractor. In 2007, he joined the Oregon Judicial Department’s interpreting staff as an ASL Interpreter II.

Medical Trac: Todd Agan
Todd S. K. Agan, CI & CT, BEI Master, is currently based in the Division of Hospital Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio where he is the lead designated interpreter for a deaf physician, as well as, an adjunct faculty member at the San Antonio College interpreter training program. He has focused the majority of his professional efforts on interpreting for deaf medical professionals.

CM Hall, Ed.M., NIC Advanced, EIPA Ed K-12, is project coordinator of the Western Region Interpreter Education Center at Western Oregon University (WOU), teaches Deaf-Blind Interpreting in WOU’s interpreting program and LGBTQ Studies for the Sociology Dept., and is Member-at-Large on the RID Board. She currently chairs Basic Rights Oregon’s Equality PAC, working to elect pro-equality candidates to legislative and statewide office.

Through August 18th
Member: $150/$155*
Non-Member: $200/$205*
Student: $100/$105*

Starting August 19th
Member: $175/$180*
Non-Member: $225/$230*
Student: $125/$130*

At the Door
Member: $200/$210*
Non-Member: $250/$260*
Student: $150/$160

*SPECIAL PERFORMANCE FEATURING Jeremy Quiroga & Terry Docktor!
$5 in advance • $10 at the door

Hotel is $99 a night • Make a Reservation (Deadline: September 15th)

WSRID Conference 2013 Flyer.pdf

Accommodation requests needed by October 1st, 2013.  

WSRID, as a diverse and inclusive body, has adopted a formal communication policy of direct communication in
ASL for all WSRID sponsored events. We ask that all attendees honor this policy throughout the conference.

Questions? Interested in volunteering? Please contact wsridconference2013@gmail.com

WSRID’s refund policy is as follows: 

Registration received on or before: 

31 days prior to the event: 100% refund 
11-30 days prior to event: 50% refund 
0-10 days prior to event: 0 refund

WSRID does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, disability, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, age, marital status, political ideology, military or veteran status, parental status, or breastfeeding in a public place. This applies to all activities of the organization, including-but not limited to: employment, elections, meetings, workshops, and conferences. WSRID Officers, Board members, and committee Chairpersons shall be aware of this policy and uphold it at all times, in accordance with state and local law.

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